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Zarza

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Bondgenotenlaan 92, Leuven, Belgium
+32 16 20 50 05
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Brussels, Belgium
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zarza has above average (compared to other brasseries) cuisine - presentation and food taste, but the service is unfriendly, slow and incompetent. Will try again to see if service improves.

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Thank HVM101
Lommel, Belgium
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Reception was good. The couch was less comfortable as the chairs. Good and refined food. We chose the 5-courses menu accompanied with the right wines. The menu and wine were great, no remarks. Zarza is a good restaurant to go to for business but also for pleasure. The only remark I can give is to give the guests the possibility... More 

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Thank Anoukpa
Leuven, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

When you are younger than 30, you can come during the week and take a cheaper so called young foodie menu, which is a 3 course menu with wine and water included. Don't hesitate, it will be a great experience! Superb food, an elegant atmosphere,..

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Voghera, Italy
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I found good and fresh fish cooked with fantasy, maybe the bill expensive,but the quality very high.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

I went there for lunch as my husband was traveling for work. It is exactly what I needed. Excellent presentation, service and ambiance. I walked in as they opened but reservations are recommended. I wish I could give it 6 stars.

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Thank Alicia G
Leuven, Belgium
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371 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Light, modern kitchen, at modest prices. Great if you like veggies. Interesting wines, also by the glass. Apart from the set menus and the à la carte, there is also a prix-fixe lunch which is always quite attractive.

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Thank Travel_Jan95
The Hague, The Netherlands
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198 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Zarza is just outside the centre, where the old part is laced with opportunities to eat and drink, but where the quality and serenity of this place is missing. Zarza is worth every step of the 15' walk away from the delightful city centre. The cooking is perfect, from the amuses (including a brilliant mousse of eel with caviar in... More 

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Nieuwerbrug, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I am almost hesitant to share this review, as the whole experience was so wonderful....the serenity of the place, the warm welcome, but most of all the amazing food! We tried the Zita tasting menu ( 5 courses) and were blown away. Especially the delicate balance of flavors ( sweet even in the starter, but craftfully balanced with bitter) and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Having made reservations early in the week, specificly requesting to be seated on the terrace, we were told upon arrival that there was no more space outside because "everyone had asked to sit outside". No airconditioning inside and a wobbly table made for a rather uncomfortable first hour of our visit. On our 2 previous visits the food and service... More 

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Thank Peter K
Vilvoorde, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I think we have now found our place to be (eat) in Leuven. The tapas as well as the traditional dishes were delicious. We will certainly go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $148
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European, International, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bondgenotenlaan 92, Leuven, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 20 50 05

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?